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Redskins eyeing a move back

Posted on: April 17, 2011 7:05 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2011 7:06 pm
 

There have been some reports that the Washington Redskins are looking to trade up to draft a quarterback.

I hear it's the exact opposite.

According to a league source, the Redskins are looking to trade down in the first round with the idea they will draft either Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder or TCU quarterback Andy Dalton.

The Redskins, who pick 10th overall, would like to get a second-round pick from a team in exchange for moving back to their spot in the first round. They could then use their two second-round picks to bolster the defense.

For a team that doesn't have a third-round pick, this scenario makes a lot more sense than trying to trade up.

The X-factor here would be if Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert were to fall to them at the 10th spot. The Redskins would likely take him there, rather than trading back.

One team that is said to be eyeing the 10th spot is the New England Patriots, who have two first-round picks and two second-round picks. The Patriots might have their eye on an edge rusher -- like Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue -- or a receiver like Julio Jones of Alabama.

No matter if they trade down or not, the Redskins have to get a quarterback in this draft. Donovan McNabb is on his way out and Rex Grossman isn't the answer and he's a free agent.

The only quarterback on the roster is John Beck. Not a chance he's the opening-day starter, which is why a trade back in th first round makes sense.


Category: NFL
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Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Moving back would be a smart thing for the Redskins. Either of those two QB's would be fine I think. Both aren't one year wonders and appear to be among the leaders on their college teams. If the Skins could get a second round pick or even a third round for swapping picks that would be great. Second and third round could focus on a OLB and a NT. I'm not sure of what's going on with Haynesworth but since the Skins have ponied up most of his contract already keep him. Let him play DE and just do his thing. Use the later rounds for offensive players. Wide receivers, offensive line, etc. Get a decent amount of younger players playing this year, don't give up any upcoming draft picks and in one year the Redskins can really be on their way to turning it around. Keep in mind the players have to pan out but you need to make sure you're drafting players with character. Hail to the Skins!



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

no QB from the state of Florida will ever work in NFL.  WHAT?



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

EVER?!? that's quite a bold statement considering the talent that comes out of Florida.   Ponder will do just fine.  After injuries hampered his last two seasons, you need to read up on what he did at the combine and I believe he was MVP of a post season all-star game.  (Charlie Ward would have ruled the NFL had he chose that path)




Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

Those are the 90's QB. Where are the 00's QB? None of them last a decade.




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

In my opinion, no QB from the state of Florida will ever work in NFL. Only Culpepper had a short and better career than any QB who play in the state of Florida. No offend to Christian Ponder but I don't like him at all.
Wow, what did you think of Jim Kelly ? UM has had quite a few, Kosar and Testaverde weren't bad either. FSU had a SB winner in Brad Johnson & Tampa Bay. Yeah, I know the Bucs had a defense, but for about a 1/2 hour every game Johnson took snaps. He wasn't even a starter at FSU. I think Tebow is a surprise so far as well. Some of the lesser perceived FL QB's won't ever make anyone forget Marino, Brady, Manning , Elway, Bradsjaw and so on, but they did win consistently enough to be longer term starters, win a SB. Jim Kelly went to 4 consecutive SB's.



Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

I don't mind taking Colin Kaepernick in late round or take Jake Locker in the second round.



Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

In my opinion, no QB from the state of Florida will ever work in NFL. Only Culpepper had a short and better career than any QB who play in the state of Florida. No offend to Christian Ponder but I don't like him at all.




Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

I like Christian Ponder. I feel like he got a bad rap for being a weak-armed, injury-prone passer. He had a shoulder injury and an injury to his throwing elbow that kept getting hit before it was healed. How is he any different than Sam Bradford in that regard? Bradford had serious injuries to his throwing shoulder in one season and went #1 overall.
Ponder doesn't have the tremendous numbers, but he is a quality passer with great accuracy and good mobility. His arm strength wasn't ideal in part to his arm injuries, but showed at the combine that he can put some zip on his passes.
The idea of getting having two second-round picks to bolster a needy defense is also great. The 3-4 didn't work so well last season because of the lack of 3-4 players. Orakpo is the only player fit for the system, and LaRon Landry played great close to the line. DeAngelo Hall is a quality corner, but who knows about just about every other position?



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

I'm an alum of Florida State and have heard and seen that Christian Ponder is a great person who gets involved in the community in which he plays.  He was involved in great causes in Tallahasse plus he's not a trouble maker. 



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Redskins eyeing a move back

But you can trade draft picks for picks and/or players which was included in the CBA if there was a lockout...


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